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Re: [PATCH] make multi-arch CD/DVD images more visible

On Tue, Mar 06, 2007 at 12:39:52AM +0100, Frans Pop wrote:
> On Tuesday 06 March 2007 00:03, Frans Pop wrote:
> > On Monday 05 March 2007 23:40, Robert Millan wrote:
> > > I think this is very necessary given how much confusion has been
> > > introduced by amd64 and the intel-mac transition.  Users could:
> > >
> > >   1- Confuse ia64 with amd64 (I've seen that happen, and not
> > > precisely with novice users).
> This has certainly appened, *but* I have only see it happen with downloads 
> of Sarge images as amd64 are not mentioned on the sarge pages (because it 
> was not a release arch). To the best of my recollection, I have never yet 
> seen this happen with Etch images.
> To prevent this an additional "note" about what to use with EM64T 
> processors could be useful. Or maybe a link "Confused about all these 
> images?" to a new page with a general overview of types of images and 
> arches would be good.

Here we count with the advantage that ia64 admins have a clear idea of what
they're looking for.  It is amd64 users that get confused.  If we exploit
this advantage by making multi-arch images very visible so that amd64 users
will choose that over ia64 (but still ia64 admins can find what they want),
we can solve the problem without adding extra information in a separate
page (which IMHO would make the interface more clumsy).

Robert Millan

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